Centre for Children's Rights


Prof Laura Lundy
Professor of Education Law and Children's Rights
LL.B, LL.M, PhD,
Barrister at Law

‌‌‌photograph of Dr Bronagh Byrne

Dr Bronagh Byrne
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Deputy Directors

Lesley Emerson
Dr Karen Winter

Other Members:

Prof David Archard
Dr Pauline Cardwell
Dr Mary-Louise Corr 
Dr Clare Dwyer
Prof Jannette Elwood
Prof Madeleine Leonard
Dr Mark Linden
Dr Katrina Lloyd
Dr Alison Mackenzie
Dr Siobhan McAllister
Dr Karen Orr
Dr Dirk Schubotz
Dr Lisa Smyth
Dr Michelle Templeton
Dr John Topping

Research Students:

Jen Banks
Amy Brown
Lovina Emejulu
Erika Frank
Leanne Henderson
Patricia O'Lynn

News from the Centre for Children's Rights

Training Materials on UN Convention on Rights of the Child now available

The Centre for Children’s Rights has developed five short videos which provide an introductory overview of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The videos, which...

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PhD student Amy Brown presents at Children’s Rights Research Symposium

PhD student Amy Brown travelled to University of Geneva, Switzerland in August to present at the Children’s Rights Research Symposium which explored the theme of Conversations...

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Research Grant awarded by Council of Europe

The Centre for Children’s Rights has been awarded a research grant by the Council of Europe.  The project team consists of Laura Lundy (Principal Investigator), Bronagh Byrne and...

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New Visiting Research Fellow

The Centre for Children’s Rights is delighted to welcome Dr Zeynep Kiliç from Istanbul Bilgi University as Visiting Research Fellow. Dr Kiliç is a lecturer in child...

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UNICEF - adolescent participation

Laura Lundy was invited to an expert meeting at UNICEF New York in January 2017.  She was asked to present her model of children’s rights-based participation and was involved in...

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Leonard, M. (2017) Teens and Territory in ‘Post-Conflict’ Belfast: If Walls Could Talk, Manchester University Press

Byrne, B. (2017) Reconciling Sameness and Difference in Disability Rights Ideology: The case of student identity. In G. Quinn and C. O’Mahony (Eds) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Clarus Press.

Leonard, M. (2016) The Sociology of Children, Childhood and Generation, London: Sage.

Lansdown, G., Lundy, L. & Goldhagen, J. (2016) The U.N. convention on the rights of the child: Relevance and application to pediatric clinical bioethics ' Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 58, 3, p. 252-266

Lundy, L & Byrne, B (2017), The four general principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: the potential value of the approach in other areas of human rights law. in  Wandehole, Desmet, Brems (eds) Children’s Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, Inspiration, Integration. Routledge.

Lundy, L & Cook-Sather, A (2016), Children's Rights and Student Voice. in D Wyse, L Hayward & J Pandya (eds), The Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. SAGE.